Monday, 2 July 2012

Grand Voyage To Greenland

Join Noble Caledonia this autumn for a remarkable expedition cruise, sailing from Iceland across the Denmark Strait to begin a voyage around the fjords and islands of southern Greenland.

Following in the wake of the great Norse settlers, who risked life and limb some 900 years ago when they left the shores of Iceland, this grand expedition cruise takes in the full majesty of coastal Greenland, which is marvellous to behold with its great towering cliffs, walls of glacial ice, winding fjords, vast ice-sheets and flowing glaciers.

It is one of the last great wilderness areas where man has made little difference to the landscape and tourists are still a rarity. For most visitors, their first encounter with Greenland is a humbling experience as they witness nature in the raw and look out across a magnificent Arctic world.

Highlights of the cruise will be numerous and Noble Caledonia guests aboard their MS Caledonian Sky will make good use of a fleet of Zodiacs in exploring numerous small bays and viewing icebergs of all shapes and sizes. The exploration includes Prins Christian Sund, a region with a jagged coastline that is home to a rich animal kingdom.

In addition to the onboard team, TV expert Dui Landmark will also be joining this voyage. Dui was born in Iceland and studied photography and film-making in Paris. He has worked as a guide since 1987 and graduated from the Icelandic guide school in 1993. He speaks fluent English and French and is very knowledgeable on the nature, geology and history of both Iceland and Greenland.

He has also worked as a film director and producer since 1994 on numerous TV programmes, documentaries and commercials for both Icelandic and foreign networks. Many of his films focus on birdlife, travel, hunting and fishing. These films are shot on location all around the world with many being shot in Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

This voyage costs from £4,495, including economy class scheduled air travel, 12 nights aboard the Caledonian Sky on a full board basis with house wine and beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, expedition team, shore excursions, gratuities to crew and whilst on excursions, transfers, port taxes, airport taxes, overnight accommodation in Copenhagen on bed and breakfast basis. Book by July 31 and save £500/person. 

For bookings, follow this link to the Cruise Line Ltd, the UK's adventure-cruise specialists.